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JPLOEA INDICA.                                   147
pitato9 antheris lineari-oblongis dorsalibus remotis. Ovaria lineari-ob-
longa, 8-12 vel plura, ovulis solitariis vel binis, suturae ventral! infra
medium insertis, adscendentibus. Stylus oblongus, intus sulcatusi,—
Arbor ? floribus extra-alaribus.
The plant on which we have founded this genus seems widely diffused throughout
the Eastern Archipelago. It is closely allied in characters to Guatteria and Oxy-
mitra* but the large size of the inner petals, which are as mach developed as in Sac-
copetalum, render it necessary to constitute it a distinct genus. The small size of
the outer petals indicates an approach to pfiliusea, but its stafnens are quite those of
the normal division of the Order. The ovule in our Indian species appears always
solitary, but in a second species, collected by Cummg in the Philippines (No. 535,
1084), we, several times found a second ovule. In several species ^PotyaltUa and
Ozymitra, the ovules have occasionally appeared to us solitary; but it is so difficult
tp feel certain of the non-presence of ovules in the ovaries of dried specimens of this
tribe of plants, that this point must remain doubtful till these species are examined
in a growing state. (Name from (j>cuos, drown, and cwflos.)
1. P. xratans (H.f. et T.); foliis oblongis vel lanceolatis subtus
pubescentibus, floribus longe pedicellatis, petalis interioribus ovato-ob-
longis longitudinaliter costatis.—Uvaria nutans, Wall. Cat. 6481! U.
tripetala, Roxb, M. Ind. ii. 667. U. ophthalmiea, Ro$b. mss. in Herb.
Linn. Soc.I; Don. G-en.Syst. i. 93.
HAB. la penins. Malayana ad Malacca, GriffJ et Singapur, WallJ
DISTKIB. Ins. Moluccanae.
Mantuli cinerei, rugosi, glabri, juniores cum partibus noveHis ferra^neo-tomen-
tosi. Folia basi acntiuscula, apice aeuta vel acuminata, rarius obtuse acuminata,
4-6 poll, longa, l£-2£ lata, pet. £-polL, tenuiter coriacea, supra prseter costam pu-
bescentem glabra, subtus (juniora dcnsius) pubescentia, petiolo et costa tomentosis.
'Pedunculi oppositifolii vel ssepe in ramulo infrafoliacei, ferrcignieo-tomentosi, 1-2-
pollicares, gracilcs, apice subelavati, prope basin articulati, ibique bracteas plures
lineari-lanceolatas parvas gerentes, in axillis interdum alabastros minutes rarius (vel
nunquam) evolutos foventes. Petala exterwra, i-poll.; interiora |-1 poll, longa,
convexo-plaiia, utrinque adpresse pubescentia, sulcis 5 profundis exarata. Ovaria
The. species from the Philippines has much smaller sepals, and the petals are
longer and narrower, and not ribbed. Its leaves also are more glabrous. One of
Coming's specimens is in fruit. .The carpels are oblong-apicolate, $ inch long, with
a pedicel rather longer than themselves, and one-seeded.
Petala eestivatione valvata, baud unguieulnta. Stamina laxe imbri-
cata; anihera late ovales.
This little tribe deviates considerably from the remainder of the Order in the
structure of the anthers. Its species are all Indian; unless Anona t&tuijfora of
Martins, which we only know by the figure given by that author, be a genuine mem-
ber of it. Of that species only the male plant is known.
22. MIUUSA, Lesck, Alpb. BO.
Hyaloatemma, Wall., Lin&ey.
Mores dioici vel hermaparoditi,   Sepala 8, minuta,   Petala 6 \ ex-